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Study in Cologne


The University of Cologne was founded in the year 1388 and thus is one of the oldest universities in Germany. With more than 49,000 enrolled students, it is also currently one of the largest German universities.

At the moment over 4900 international students are enrolled at the University of Cologne. To ensure that you make the most of your studies here, we suggest that you prepare yourself well in advance for the academic and cultural changes you will encounter during your stay in Germany.

Our homepage offers international students up-to-date information on the most important aspects of studying at a German university.

You will also find detailed information about German language requirements. Information about visas, residence permits, financial aid, finding accommodations in Cologne and other related matters is similarly available under the heading 'Organise your Stay'.

You can also use our website to discover which universities offer your desired major, what documents you will need before you can apply to our university, and which deadlines you will need to meet during the application process.



Service Point of the International Office:

The Service Point is the first place to go for international students at the International Office. Our colleagues are glad to help you during opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday, 4 - 6 pm

at the SSC (Student Service Center) ground-floor



Keep in touch with the UoC and other alumni after your stay in Cologne and make use of the exclusive offers for members of the Alumni-Networks: